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Hamilton Zoo

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183 Brymer Road | Hamilton, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6720
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Lovely place to take kids

Plenty to see an do with the kids. We have an annual pass and the girls love going... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Nicki H
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Not great, but not bad either

Having visited many zoos around the world, I thought I would give Hamilton zoo a try whilst staying... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sarah W
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The North Island's largest Zoo is home to over 600 native and exotic animals and set amidst 25ha of lush and tranquil surroundings
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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183 Brymer Road | Hamilton, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
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+64 7-838 6720
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Plenty to see an do with the kids. We have an annual pass and the girls love going Everytime. Well establish walk ways which are pram friendly. Great playground to motivate the kids to get a move along. The only negative is it would be...More

Thank Nicki H
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Having visited many zoos around the world, I thought I would give Hamilton zoo a try whilst staying nearby. A bit of a disappointment. Hardly any of the animals were out. There were many occasions of the wrong animals being in the enclosures. The ponies...More

Thank Sarah W
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our visit was on a quiet Sunday afternoon so thankfully we were not rushed by the flow of other visitors. All the animal cages and sites were well maintained and appeared clean. It is possible to get quite close to some of the animals -...More

Thank David P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful example of creating a great zoo of animals with some measure of threatening of extinction.. A good variety of species and always well worth a visit. Have visited many times over the years with school and family groups. One of Hamilton's main attractions....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely well maintained clean and tidy zoo with a wide variety of animals that were clearly lovely and looked after

Thank sturodney
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service. Good prices and lots to see. Sign posted and information easily available. Nice little cafe to have lunch or you can bring your own.

Thank Tripping1987
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a fun time checking out the animals here. Food was good, toilets clean, animals looked healthy and their environments clean. Miss 4, fed lemurs and pet rhino for her birthday and was in heaven, staff were informative and polite. Lots of carparking...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for children to see different birds and animals. the playground at the end is a good place for children to wind down. The walkways were clean and tidy and not slippery.

Thank piggys10
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Reviewed May 15, 2018

I have wanted to visit this place for 20 years, as I like zoological parks. So I finally made the effort to visit in May 2018. I checked out the website and thought it looked small with few attractions. The drive out of town was...More

Thank Carl L
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

Being an animal lover - and keen photographer - i love a good Zoo - This was no exception - it took me just over 3 hours to walk around taking in the animals and getting a great array of pictures. If you are not...More

Thank Mik1eG
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Ducky P
February 25, 2018|
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Response from dianne b | Reviewed this property |
don't think so but there are picnic areas around the zoo
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Response from StaycationersNZ | Reviewed this property |
Totally agree with all those comments. Twoish hours. Mind you twenty minutes with a kaka parrot on your shoulder sniffing your perfume on your neck, under your chin and down your shirt front just can't be missed. It also... More
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